Wednesday, August 19, 2009

California Is Cooling - No Global Warming Here

UPDATE 3 (Oct 24, 2009): The state's average temperature continues at approximately 4 degrees F below average, as the map below shows. And this, even after a couple of heat waves. CO2 continues to rise not only in California but globally as well. The complete disconnect between CO2 and temperature is evident. If the Carbon is Killing Us crowd were correct, we should see warmer temperatures due to increased humidity triggered by CO2 absorbing heat and re-radiating the heat back onto the oceans. The oceans would then warm, evaporate more, thus creating the additional humidity. The oceans are instead cooling, the humidity is not rising, and temperatures are cooler than normal. Yet, CO2 continues to rise. As stated elsewhere on this blog, process control fundamentals dictate that CO2 cannot have any role in the global temperature. Therefore, I am not surprised at this result.

UPDATE 2 (Oct 10, 2009): And now, it is really getting colder. The map below shows the colder zones in blue and purple. The blue zone is approximately 10 deg F below the normal for this time of year. The purple zones are approximately 14 degrees F colder. Early snow hit the Sierras this week, with at least two inches in Yosemite. None of this is predicted by the global warming, Carbon is Killing us Crowd.

UPDATE 1 (Oct 7, 2009): The map shown below shows that October 2009 is starting off much colder than normal in California. The blue shaded areas are about 10 deg F below average, the dark green is about 6 deg F below average, and the light green is about 2 deg F below average. If this continues, we shall soon see glaciers again scouring the Yosemite valley.

(Original Post): The state of California is cooler than average in August of 2009, as shown below in the shaded map below from NOAA. Where I live in Los Angeles, the area is shaded light blue, indicating between 2 and 3 degrees F below normal. (see the coastline directly above the number '1' on the legend bar, and above the two small islands). An even colder area is the purple on the coast surrounding Santa Barbara, indicated as between 4 and 5 degrees below normal.

Most of the state is below average, as only the yellow and tan portions are above average.

(Click on map to enlarge)

Once again, the actual data from NOAA, an official government agency, shows the lie that California is heating up due to too much CO2 in the atmosphere. There is no global warming, and there is no need for global warming solution laws, especially AB 32.

Roger E. Sowell, Esq.


Bhuvan Chand said...

It never ceases to amaze how the simple mention of global warming in a news story sets off a tsunami of rhetoric. It generally comes from a very vocal minority that would go to its grave swearing that the sum total of climate science is a liberal plot to enrich Al Gore. Alternately, we are told the Martian ice caps are melting, proof that solar radiation and sunspot cycles — and not greenhouse gases — are the cause of planetary warmups.

Roger Sowell said...

Mr. Chand, my mentioning of cooling in California is merely an ongoing part of a campaign to bring some truth and facts to the debate - which is not over. Perhaps you do not like the ability of a minority to be vocal? Sorry, but in the U.S.A. that is allowed. Algore is but a bit player, a pawn, a buffoon, a complete laughingstock.

You appear to bitterly cling to the belief that greenhouse gases cause warming -- then perhaps you can explain the complete lack of atmospheric hot spot, no sea level rise, the growing polar ice caps, the hurricanes not growing in number or intensity, etc and etc. You might also want to read Dr. Christy's letter to EPA regarding their making CO2 a dangerous pollutant.